Scope and Content

Records collected by Charles Duckworth, 1827-1982, including personal research papers, 1972-1981; Nonconformist, mainly Methodist records, relating to Mold, Ewloe, Bistre and Buckley, Flintshire, 1785-1975; records of Buckley Town Council, 1975; Buckley (Mold and District) Trades Council records, 1936-1966; Castle Fire Brick Co. Ltd. records, 1896-1926; brickworks records, 1816-[c. 1941]; coalmining records, 1869-[late 20th century]; records relating to Buckley Nonconformist Cemetery, 1928-1982; records relating to Hawkesbury Community Centre, 1944-1982; photographs, [c. 1890]-1946; and miscellaneous, 1806-1977.

Administrative / Biographical History

Charles Duckworth (d. [2002]) was interested in the history of his home town of Buckley, Flintshire, and of North Wales in general. He collected records and wrote articles on the Wesleyan Methodist circuits that operated in Flintshire, Flintshire brick and coal industries, and the history of Buckley Young People's Cultural Association.


Arranged into thirteen groups, by deposit: Group One, Methodist records, miscellaneous and photographs; Group Two, Methodist records, Buckley Town Council, Castle Fire Brick Co. Ltd., photographs and miscellaneous; Group Three, Methodist records and miscellaneous; Groups Four to Eight, miscellaneous material; Group Nine, Buckley Nonconformist cemetery records and miscellaneous; Group Ten and Eleven, miscellaneous; Group Twelve, nonconformist chapel records, Buckley Trades Council records, brickworks records, coalmining records, Hawkesbury Community Centre records, Buckley pantomime, Charles Duckworth research notes and miscellaneous; and Group Thirteen, notes on Buckley and North Wales.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Mr Charles Duckworth, Buckley, 1975 and later.


Please order documents using the alternative reference number (where provided).

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Flintshire Record Office.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been retained except one item which has been permanently withdrawn.


Accruals are expected

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